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Karate classes offered in Jefferson

The Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s Karate Program will begin its next 10-week session on Monday, April 13, 2015 and continue through Monday, June 22, 2015. There will be no class on Monday, May 25, 2015.The program is open to school age children ages Kindergarten and up as well as adults.

This on-going program has been running for 11 years through the Recreation Department with instructors from the Jersey Judo Karate Academy of Kenvil teaching the Isshinryu style of Karate. The skills learned help students develop coordination, balance, posture, and endurance. Students also gain self-confidence and discipline through progression in karate, while studying the authentic form of Asian Martial Arts. Jersey Judo Karate Academy is run by Sensei Rick Norris, a Kudan (9th degree black belt), and the Academy’s staff includes over 50 certified, fully trained black belts.

Classes are held in the Community Lodge at Camp Jefferson on Weldon Road at 6:30 to 7:30 pm for grades K- 4th grade and 7:30 to 8:30 pm for grades 5 through adults. Registration is through the Jefferson Township Recreation Department or by mail; and the office is located at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road and is open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 4:30 PM and on Friday from 8 am to 3:30 pm. The program fee is $55 per person with a discount of $5 per person for the second, third, etc. sibling enrolled.

For additional information or to request a registration form, contact the Recreation office at 973-663-8404. You can also log on to www.jeffersontownship.net, click on the tab “Residents” to get to a drop-down menu and then click on “Form Center”. Scroll down to the Recreation Department, and print out a Karate registration form for this session.

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